Was prescribed 30 mg Cymbalta for severe fibromyalgia, 30 mg once daily almost immediately stopped my fibro but headache and nausea made it not worth the effort. 2nd attempt 6 months later, I opened the capsules and poured out half the contents again it stopped the severe fibro but headache/nausea after two weeks made me stop taking it. Today I took a whole 30 mg Cymbalta and fibro pain diminished immediately but I intend to take this pill only once a week and see if it will work this way for me. Anyone else had results taking this med this way. My body just cant handle the day to day dosage.
I take 30mg every day but if it helps you ask your dr if its ok I think cymbalta is in a class of drugs that to work right has to be taken everyday. Ive been on it for 1 year now. Prior to it I cried in pain for 3 years before my dr. Said it has to be fibro. It is a stimulant for me so I have to take it in the am with my breakfast. Now that I think of it I may have had headaches and nausea from it. All I know it was life altering for my pain. I will take it for the rest of my life unless I take medical marijuana as soon as I receive my card. Also I have found once a week chiropractor adjustment and medical massause got rid of my headaches. I have nausea a lot with my acid reflex ibs/c so who knows what its from. I just after 4 years got a nausea presc last week from my dr. Haven't used it yet. Fyi zofran did not work for me. New one brand name compazine. Worked for my sister.
I agree with what the previous person advised.
I rake it daily with other meds.
The pharmacist would probably say that it’s not going to work 1 x week.
Talk to your doc.
I think whatever a Fibro sufferer find effective is a blresaing.
Remember,,, it’s your body and you know it best.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
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